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Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek - 3 days

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3 days
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All ground transportation as per itinerary.
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2 Nights hotel in Chisapani and Nagarkot
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek.
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    • Beautiful landscape of Kathmandu and around
    • Many white peaks will be observed.
    • Experience Tamang and others different culture
    • View points for Mountain, sunrise and sunset.
    • Trekking along with local Village with different culture and habitation.
kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is offers a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the inspiring beauty of mountain views. The first destination of your trekking is Chisopani where you will enjoy gift of nature being away from the chaos of city life. During the trekking you will encounter the local people and experience their culture and lifestyle.

From Nagarkot you will enjoy early sunrise view and mesmerizing Himalayan mountain range. The village of Nagarkot is perched on the edge of the Kathmandu valley and offers superb view of the mountains. At the end of the trek you will visit the temple at Changunarayan which offers you to observe religious practice of Nepalese people.

Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is newly opened hiking trails just within few hours' drive from downtown. Kathmandu valley is surrounded by tier of green hills at an elevation from 1350 meters to 2800 meters above sea level. In spring this  area is alive with blooming rhododendrons, magnolias, and many wild, bushy, colorful flowers.

This Short Trek is most suited for the family as well as for those who have short holiday in Nepal but want to enjoy mountain views and experience the rural culture of the country. Kathmandu Valley Rim hiking package gives you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the natural beauty, culture, tradition and lifestyle of the rural Nepal along with the fantastic view of the majestic mountain ranges near Kathmandu.

This Hiking trail around Kathmandu is the off the beaten trail which offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion together with the daily farming activities of  the  inhabitants. Kathmandu short trek begins at  Sundarijal, the North East entry point from Kathmandu. From this trailhead we follow the Shivapuri national park , walk over hundreds of stone steps up to villages and bamboo groves ultimately reaching Chisapani. From here we can observe sunrise view and several Himalayan mountain range - Manaslu, Boudha himal, Ganesh himal ,Langtang range, Dorje lakpa, Shisapangma and Gaurishankar. All trekking trails around Kathmandu are naturally and culturally popular places . Then, you head to Nagarkot. The walk from one village to another village passing through terraced rice-fields and woody areas, observing diverse flora and fauna along the forest trails gives you the life time experience.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the trek and tour. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking.

Trip Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by privat car. Start your trek by taking a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, which takes around 1-2 hours, depending on traffic.

Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani: Begin your trek from Sundarijal. The trail ascends gradually through Shivapuri National Park, passing through lush forests and small settlements. It's a moderate trek that takes about 5-6 hours to reach Chisapani.

Overnight in Chisapani: Once you reach Chisapani, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Dorje Lakpa ranges. Stay overnight at a guesthouse in Chisapani.

Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot: After breakfast, start your trek towards Nagarkot. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys. You'll pass through charming villages and terraced fields along the way. The trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot usually takes around 6-7 hours.

Arrive in Nagarkot: Nagarkot is renowned for its sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, including Mount Everest on a clear day. Explore the area and enjoy the stunning vistas.

Overnight in Nagarkot: Spend the night in Nagarkot.

Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan: Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot. After breakfast, trek downhill from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. The trail passes through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and forests, offering glimpses of rural life in Nepal. The trek takes around 3-4 hours.

Visit Changunarayan Temple: Explore Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley, known for its exquisite wood carvings and ancient architecture.

Drive back to Kathmandu: After visiting Changunarayan, drive back to Kathmandu, which takes about 1-2 hours.

End of Trek: Your Kathmandu Valley Rim trek concludes upon your return to Kathmandu.

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    • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park Permits.
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card


    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in teahouses lodges along the trekking route.


    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the valley rim trek route


    • Private car from Kathmandu  to Sundarijal  to the starting point of the trek.
    • Return private car to Kathmandu after completing the trek.

    Guide and Porter:

    • Services of an experienced trekking guide who is knowledgeable about the route, culture, and safety considerations
    • Porter(s) to carry trekking gear and supplies (optional, depending on the package)

    Emergency Assistance:

    • Emergency evacuation arrangements (if necessary)
    • First aid kit and basic medical assistance.

Doesn't Include

      Personal Expenses:

    International flights to and from Nepal.

    Expenses for snacks, beverages, and alcoholic drinks during the trek.

    Expenses for optional activities or side trips not included in the itinerary.

    Personal gear and equipment (e.g., trekking boots, sleeping bag, backpack, etc.)

    Travel insurance (including medical and evacuation coverage)

      Tips and Gratuities:

    Tips for guides, porters, and other staff members (tipping is customary in Nepal but discretionary)

      Additional Costs:

    Costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, cancellations, or changes in the itinerary

    Any expenses related to medical treatment, medication, or emergency evacuation beyond what is covered by Nepal Everest Adventures

      Optional Extras:

    Optional activities before or after the trek (e.g., sightseeing tours in Kathmandu cultural experiences and entrance fees etc.)

    Rental fees for trekking gear and equipment (if not brought by you)

      Meals in Cities:

    Meals and snacks in Kathmandu before and after the trek.


    Map of Shivapuri National Park .

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